Apply for International Faculty Development Seminars in Cuba

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) has announced that applications are now open for summer 2012 International Faculty Development Seminars in Cuba 
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Student Affairs strengthens infrastructure

During the 2011-2012 academic year, the Division of Student Affairs has begun a process of administrative and staff infrastructure and capacity-building. 
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Toys for Tots campaign

If you’ve noticed those big empty boxes in some offices around our campuses, the goal is to fill them up – with toys! 
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December 5, 2011

Jackson to speak at commencement

Welcome Team needs you

Faculty seminars in Cuba

Cafeteria closed over break

Fee waiver deadline

Carman retirement cake

December 1, 2011

Delaware Campus food drive

Health & Fitness News

Fee waiver deadline

Commons closed during break

Stuff Your Bag Sale

Men's Basketball game

Weight Watchers info session

November 28, 2011

Student Affairs strengthens infrastructure

Concert Band to perform

Carman, Crouch, Brooks, Erney retirement receptions

Health Fair

Tour the Kelton House

SafeZone training

Credit Card training

IT techs recognized

Holiday Wellness Challenge

November 21, 2011

Toys for Tots campaign

New Automotive Certificate program

Chorus Columbus State winter concert

SBDC sweeps awards

November 17, 2011

Delaware students start food drive

ITDL Webinar

Fall concerts

Foundations of Excellence project concludes

Commemorative bricks

Iron Mountain shredding

Security patches begin

Thanksgiving dinner sponsors needed

The holiday challenge

Food services survey

November 14, 2011

Bowers reviews book

ODU LEAD program

Fire Science students can take exam

Boren Scholarship to study abroad

Basketball teams play Friday

Name that race

November 10, 2011

College Access Summit

Danesh says farewell

International Thanksgiving dinner

Library staff at ALAO sessions

HPC personal training

Aviation partners with Testing & Talent

One-day bottleneck

November 7, 2011

Long St. offices open house

Master Planning Open Forums

Paramedic program partners with Assessment Center

NAMI video contest

Culture Jam fest

Adjunct Faculty workshop

Bike fixing station

This week at Columbus State
Monday December 5

Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., NH Lounge

Open Gym, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday December 6
Wednesday December 7
Thursday December 8

Staff Advisory Committee (SAC), 1:30-3:30 p.m., WD 407


Friday December 9

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Christopher's restaurant is closed Autumn Quarter.

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December 8, 2011

Union Hall renovation begins during break

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An artist’s rendition of the renovated Union Hall, looking east from TL, shows the addition.

Construction will begin December 12 on the addition to—and renovation of—Union Hall. The work will be done in two phases and the building will remain operational during the three and one half year construction period.

Phase I includes the construction of an addition to the west side of Union Hall, and the renovation of the fourth and fifth floors of the building. This phase is expected to take 24 months. The six-story addition will provide for additional classrooms, restrooms, and elevators, as well as new common areas for students.

Phase II will include the renovation of the ground through third floors, with improvements to the existing east entrance to the building.

Union Hall was originally built for $4.5 million in 1975 and contains 100,000 square feet of space. When the project is completed, the building will contain 118,000 square feet with state-of-the-art facilities for anatomy, nursing, and other allied health and human services programs. All of the interior renovation work will be performed at night to reduce disruption to classes and other activities. Questions about the Union Hall construction should be directed to Glenn Smith, project manager, at ext. 5933.

Tori Sims named Staff Employee of the Month for December
Nineteen-year Columbus State employee Tori Sims, coordinator in Financial Aid and Veterans Services, was named Staff Employee of the Month for December at a ceremony held Dec. 7. Learn more about Tori in a video of the ceremony here!

Mathematicians moving on

retirees partyThe Mathematics Department recently held retirement parties for Associate Professor Bill Ferguson and Assistant Professor Victoria Lackey, who celebrated a combined 42 years of service of teaching mathematics at Columbus State!

Ferguson joined Columbus State in 1989 and was instrumental in expanding the Department’s technical mathematics curriculum. Not only is he a mathematician, but he is also an accomplished trumpet player. Lackey taught at Spellman College prior to her arrival at Columbus State in 1991. Her tenure here has been focused on teaching algebra and calculus courses. Lackey has also been active with the Arts and Sciences Lecture Series. Columbus State and the Mathematics Department wish them well in all of their future endeavors! 

International students say “thanks!”

On behalf of the international student community, International Enrollment Services, Student Life, and the International Student Association of Columbus State Community College, we would like to extend our sincerest appreciation and thanks to the following sponsors for their generous donations and support in making the 2011 International Student Thanksgiving Dinner a BIG success!

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Members of the International Student Association thank you for your support!

Terri Gehr
Dr. Eric C. Neubauer
Dr. Lilia Bermudez
Dr. Charles Gallucci
Jose Castillo
Rebecca Weaver
Daryl Brown
Rita Bedritis
Nome Stillwell

Steve and  Susan Zelenka
James and Kim Leggett
International Enrollment Services
Business and Administrative Division
Business Services Accounting Office and
   Bookstore Staff
International Voluntary Organization (IVO) -
   Dr. Marlinda Iyer, Judy Petersen and Peg Hollenbeck

DX Cafe open through break

It’s so quiet on campus during the winter break that you can almost hear a stomach growl! If that happens to you, head to the DX Cafe, located in the DX (Bookstore) building for a morning snack, lunchtime soup or sandwich or a hot or cold coffee drink anytime. The DX Cafe is open over break during normal business hours!

December newsletters from Matrix and USI online now

mastIn the December issue of Health & Wellness from USI Insurance, you can read articles about coping with loss during the holidays, how to prepare a Feast of the Seven Fishes, and more. 

mastheadIn the December issue of Matrix Monitor, read more tips on avoiding holiday weight gain, how parents can prevent alcohol abuse, and “How to Disagree with Your Boss in Style.”